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East Coast Elite Dominate in McDonald's All-American Clash

East Coast Elite Dominate in McDonald's All-American Clash
East Coast Elite Dominate in McDonald's All-American Clash

East Triumphs in Thrilling McDonald's All-American Game

In a nail-biting contest, the East team emerged victorious over the West in the 2024 McDonald's All-American Game. The game came down to the wire as West forward Tre Johnson's last-second 3-point attempt missed the mark.

Stars Shine Bright

Among the future stars showcased in the game was five-star Rutgers signee Dylan Harper, who impressed with his 22 points on efficient shooting. Harper's performance provides hope for Rutgers fans after a disappointing season.

Another standout was Derik Queen, the No. 13 overall player in the 2024 class according to 247Sports. Queen earned MVP honors for the East, leading the team with 23 points and eight rebounds. Queen's impressive display suggests that he can make an immediate impact for Maryland, which struggled last season.

Top Recruit Flagg Delivers

Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 overall player in the class, had a relatively quiet night offensively but made his mark with a crucial steal in the final minute. Flagg's versatility and defensive prowess highlight his status as one of the most talented incoming college basketball players in recent memory.

Hope for Struggling Programs

The game also provided a glimpse of hope for struggling programs like Rutgers and Maryland. Harper and Queen's performances suggest that these teams may have brighter futures ahead. With these talented recruits joining their rosters, both programs can look forward to a more promising season in 2024.

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